One of the things that makes Spring Lake, NJ unique is the wealth of gorgeous, turn-of-the-century (that’s the 20th century) homes and two miles of pristine beaches. You could spend a day just walking through the area learning about the history of Spring Lake and enjoying the view. While you’re out, you should drop by the Spring Lake Historical Society museum at the corner of Warren and Fifth, on the top floor of Spring Lake’s Borough Hall, built-in 1897. The space the museum makes its home is unusually elaborate, and served as a Masonic meeting room in the 1950s. This gives the museum itself an intimate, ornate quality, rich in architectural details.
Bring along your golf clubs as there are a number of local courses, each offering its own unique challenges. The closest course to our Inn is the Spring Lake Golf Club which offers two different courses, Thunderbird, which is 18 holes, and Sandpiper, which is 9 holes. The Spring Lake Golf Club Academy has one of the best practice facilities in the area, featuring a grass driving range with target greens, as well as two large practice greens. They even offer one on one instruction. The Bel Aire and Spring Meadows courses are also very close by. Bel Aire is 9 holes and perfect for some post-breakfast exercise, while Spring Meadows is 18 and usually requires guests reserve tee times 7 days in advance.
If tennis is more your style, bring your racket and head to nearby Divine Park, across the street from the Third Avenue shopping district. It has two courts hiding among the ancient sycamore trees. You can also enjoy the trail that surrounds Spring Lake New Jersey and all the beautiful views it provides. Fishing is permitted at the lake and is stocked each spring with several species of gamefish. You can also surf fish along the beach.